Saturday, October 26, 2019

Ode to the Wind-chimes

Teak rondelle and hammered copper tubes,
well threaded together creating harmonia;

the chimes hang from the pergola
and over the Pond, ever ready
to sing its song during the seasons...

Sing me a song
this warm summer day
when your elements clash,
metal against wood,
foretelling storms arrival

Sing me a song
this chilly autumn eve
as frost kissed leaves fall
silently weaving a carpet
of forest colours

Sing me a song
this bitter winter night
when your chimes,
frozen dull and hard,
remind me of summer breezes

Sing me a song
this refreshing spring afternoon
with tubes warmed by the sun
and once more I savour
your music of life...

Friday, October 25, 2019

Brake lights

brake lights from the street
illuminate maples leaves,
ablaze in the dark

There is an otherworldly light
when autumn leaves are lit
by vehicle brake lights.
Their colour, even in darkness,
becomes stronger, more vivid,
more alive, even though
they know their demise is near;
hanging on by a thin stem
shivering until that fatal frost
when their own lights
are braked and extinguished.

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Autumn Leaves

the gardens summer bower
green leaves from maple, walnut and acacia,
growing into each others branches
have enveloped in autumns embraces
into a pattern of cut lace cloth
with body of umbres sunshine
their outline trimmed against the evening sky.